January 07, 2019

The Microbiology Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) had their 2018 Outreach event this October 2018 helping ay the Ames Science Fair located at Edwards Elementary School. This was a family event where grade school students and parents got to run from classroom to classroom to learn about different microbiology techniques!

MGSO member with Students

November 13, 2018

Below are recent publications by IM students, faculty, and affiliates. Would you like your research showcased? Send your paper to in time for the next edition!

October 29, 2018

Elizabeth Swanner, Assistant Professor in the Geologic and Atmospheric Sciences Department, received two new grants this fall:

October 23, 2018

Justin Anast, third year PhD student in the Schmitz-Esser Lab, earned a 2nd place finish at the 2018 North Central Branch ASM conference in Mankato, Mn.

October 11, 2018

IM student, Graham Redweik, and his research team were featured on the Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition website. Their work describes a new mouse model that can be colonized by harmful E. coli, and used to study pathogenesis in humans. 

September 11, 2018

Below is recent work performed by IM Faculty and Graduate Students. IM members are bolded and students have an asterisk (*). Do you have any recent publications or manuscripts in review?

August 20, 2018

Dr. Michael Cho, professor of biomedical sciences, has been awards two NIH grants titled 

August 20, 2018

Dr. Laura Jarboe, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and IM Chair (2016 - 2018),

August 16, 2018

This award honors an individual or a research team that has significantly contributed to the scholarship of learning communities.

August 16, 2018

4th year PhD candidate, Daniel Nielsen, has received the competitive Talbot Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Medicine. Daniel has received a $2,000 award for the Fall 2018 semester.

August 06, 2018

Dr. Nancy Boury, assistant professor in microbiology, has been selected as the Co-Chair (2019) and Chair (2020) of the American Society for Microbiology Conference of Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE). Join Dr. Boury and others at the 2019 ASMCUE in Tysons Corner, VA!

August 06, 2018

This fall, Interdepartmental Microbiology will welcome eight new graduate students:

September 21, 2016

Read this article, published in the Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation Newsletter, to learn about the research being conducted by IM faculty member Elizabeth Swanner and her student Nick Lambrecht.

May 24, 2016

This fall, Interdepartmental Microbiology will welcome eight new graduate students:
Conard Lee, Grinnel College (rotation PhD);
Joel Maki,
Central Michigan University (rotation MS-PhD);

October 22, 2014

Gregory PhillipsElizabeth Whitley, and Michael Wannemuehler in the College of Veterinary Medicine, have received the Margaret B.

December 13, 2012

In the two years since Interdepartmental Microbiology faculty member, along with student Matthew Moscou, published their groundbreaking research in the cover story of the journal Science, researchers around the world have built on

December 13, 2012

Congratulations to IM graduate student Wayne Muraoka on being named a recipient of an Iowa State University Research Excellence Award.  This award honors students whose research accomplishments are among the top 10% at ISU in overall quality.  Wayne’s thesis entitled “Campylobacter

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